FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2013
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS

8th Annual Values Voter Summit to Feature Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates, Grassroots Leaders, Activists

***Attendees to vote in presidential straw poll***

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Tim Scott as well as U.S. Reps. Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann, and former Sen. Rick Santorum will speak at Family Research Council Action's (FRC Action) 2013 Values Voter Summit (VVS), held October 11-13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The annual Values Voter Summit, which is expected to draw grassroots activists from across the country, will have a speaker line-up that also includes U.S. Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise, along with former Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Rep. Allen West and commentator Mark Levin. For a full list of confirmed and invited speakers, visit

The summit will also feature a straw poll of likely and potential GOP candidates for the 2016 presidential race. The straw poll's results will be announced at a press conference on the afternoon of Saturday, October 12.

The summit is sponsored by FRC Action along with AFA Action, American Values, The Heritage Foundation, Liberty Counsel Action, Liberty Counsel and Family Research Council. An exhibit hall, book signings, breakout sessions, a job fair and much more will be packed into this three-day conference. On Saturday evening, Family Research Council will award Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., founder and former president of The Heritage Foundation, with its 2013 Vision and Leadership Award.

Advance registration is required for media credentials. Please contact the FRC press office at (866) FRC-NEWS or by email at

For more information on the event and a preliminary schedule, please go to